|Ex-Gophers Running Back Billy Bye Drowns While Boating|
|Saturday, 13 June 2009 15:05|
Brainerd, MN - Billy Bye, a halfback at Minnesota in the 1940s, has drowned in a boating accident. He was 81.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office confirmed the death Saturday. He died at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Authorities say Bye's motor became entangled while he was on Bay Lake on Friday. He freed the motor but was unable to get back in the boat despite attempts by passengers to throw him ropes and lifejackets.
Posted: 6/13/09 8:00PM ET